Mushy tip that scratches and sprays ink when I write, even with a light touch.
Also got ink all over my fingers somehow. Maybe a defective pen? I wonder since
everyone else seems to love this pen. I threw mine away!
I have some kind of compulsion to carry, with me at all times/in my purse, a
mini version of my office. Well: it all fits in here. My little stapler, my
little chocolate donut tape dispenser, tons of pens and pencils, a big fat
Staedtler highliter, an eraser, extra ink cartridges, the cool little fold-up
scissors shaped like a pen that I bought here at Jet-Pens, some sticky-notes and
address labels and probably a few things I've forgotten to mention. All in a
nice bright orange little package that drops right into my messenger bag style
purse. Easy to see, easy to find and satisfies the geek in me that needs to have
all my stuff right at hand.
For the past year or so I have been a great fan of Pilot Precise V5 RT pens:
loved the ink flow and needle tip. BUT, I RIPPED through them. One day I ended
up throwing out 4 pens because they all went empty the same day. I couldn't
justify the refill cost, vs simply buying new pens, which really bothered me.
Well, my search is over. The Rotring Rapidograph 0.5mm is the pen I was
searching for. Lays down nice dark black ink as I write (which is all I do, I
don't draw), feels great in the hand, and the refills are economical. I can get
over that I have to take the cap off (vs. just click the retractable Pilot
I have a few more V5's to use up, but this is my new favorite for writing up my
patient records. I love my Kaweco fountain pen for correspondence and things I
want to have a more personal flare, but this is my new "workhorse".
Love my Kaweco pen but not really loving this ink. Too blue and not saturated
enough to make me happy. I like blue ink; I like black ink: thought I would like
blue-black ink, but not so much.
Everything I have written with this looks sort of old, faded, and not so easy to
read. Just no "life" to this color.
Just received the pen today (super fast service, as usual, kudos): this is one
slick looking pen and it feels great in the hand. I can't believe how small it
is when capped and yet how nicely balanced and "full sized" it feels when
The fine nib is not scratchy AT ALL and the ink flow is quite smooth.
I ordered the silver and love the contrast of the black carbon panels and the
subtle but way cool font that says "Kaweco AC Sport".
So far, I think I am in love.
My only regret is that I only ordered one color of ink (and that I am such a pen